Lesson Plan

Egg-citing Easter Egg Baubles

Kids 

90 min

What you need:

For a full list of required materials, refer to the 'Materials Needed' heading down below.

Lesson Overview

Create Egg-citing Easter Egg Bauble decorations this Easter! In this activity, students discover the process of crafting 3D paper Easter eggs by colouring pattern designs, cutting, folding and using glue sticks. Each egg is individually decorated to celebrate the egg-tastic Easter season. Use them to make a wonderful Easter egg classroom display or use them in a festive Easter parade!

Teaching Focus Year Level

Years 3-4 (Middle Year Primary).
This activity can be easily adapted to suit a F-2 class or to go further with Years 5 & 6.

Australian Curriculum Connections

Visual Arts: F-2
Use and experiment with different materials, techniques, technologies and processes to make artworks (ACAVAM107).

Visual Arts: Years 3 & 4
Use materials, techniques and processes to explore visual conventions when making artworks (ACAVAM111). 

Visual Arts: Years 5 & 6
Develop and apply techniques and processes when making their artworks (ACAVAM115). 

Numeracy: Measurement & Geometry – Shape: Year 3
Make models of three-dimensional (3-D) objects and describe key features (ACMMG063).

Numeracy: Measurement & Geometry – Shape: Year 4
Compare and describe two dimensional shapes that result from combining and splitting common shapes, with and without the use of digital technologies (ACMMG088).

Cultural Considerations

Easter may not be celebrated by all students. It does provide an opportunity to learn about different cultural celebrations and promote understanding of others during this time.  

Learning Continuum of Intercultural Understanding

  • Investigate culture and cultural identity: Identify and describe variability within and across cultural groups.
  • Explore and compare cultural knowledge beliefs and practices: Describe and compare a range of cultural stories and events.
  • Develop respect for cultural diversity: Identify and discuss the significance of a range of cultural events, artefacts or stories recognised in the school, community or nation.

Resources & Downloads

Prepare these helpful resources before the lesson begins.

Pre-preparation:  If time permits, colour and cut out 3-5 individual eggs, then fold them in half with the coloured side on the inside. Using these as examples, demonstrate how to glue the folded sides of the egg panels together to create a 3D egg shape. Start with 2 egg panels and keep adding them until all 5 are glued. Encourage your students to add extra egg panels if they wish to create greater dimension.

Helpful hint: We recommend students from F-2 start with 3 egg panels. Students in Years 3 & 4 could create 4-5 egg panels, and students in Years 5 & 6 could use 6-8 egg panels. This activity is excellent for all fast finishers, as they can keep adding extra egg panels to their 3D egg. Challenge them to see how many egg panels they can add in!

Easter Egg Bauble Designs
 
A black and white template with 16 different Easter egg designs & patterns to be cut out.

3 patterned sheets (12 eggs) and 1 plain sheet (4 eggs) per student. Various design options are included.

Print on white A4 cardstock or thick paper (150-250 GSM). 

Click here to download!

Materials Needed

Gather these items before your session begins for an easy, stress-free lesson. 

  • Faber-Castell colour pencils
  • Faber-Castell crayons
  • Faber-Castell Connector Pens or other Faber-Castell markers
  • UHU Glue Stics, one per student
  • Scissors, 1 pair per student
  • Holepunch 
  • String for hanging the finished decorations
  • Easter Egg Bauble Designs, A4 size, 4 sheets per student (16 individual eggs)
A top down view of hand-decorated pastel-coloured Easter eggs

Lesson Process

Step 1: Egg-tastic Easter Facts

Being with an inquiring question: Why do we have Easter eggs at Easter time? Organise the students into pairs to discuss ideas together before inviting them to present to the class. Eggs are a symbol of life. Traditionally, an Easter egg was a hard-boiled chicken egg, dyed different colours and eaten at Easter. Over time, this tradition has transformed into thin hollow chocolate eggs. Did you know that one Australian chocolate company makes eggs all year round to get ready for Easter? They make over 3 million eggs and over 16 million chocolate bunnies! Wow, that’s a lot of chocolate eggs!
Hands on a green background threading a gold string through a 3D egg decoration made of several patterned cardboard pieces

Step 2: Easter Egg Demo

Pre-prepare by colouring and cutting out your own Easter Egg Bauble panels. Use a variety of Faber-Castell colour pencils, crayons and Connector Pens to create colour gradients, interesting patterns and shapes as you colour. Demonstrate to your students by folding each of the eggs in half with the designs inside. Then, add glue to one half of the first panel, and attach it to the second one. Repeat until you have 5 panels joined. Once finished, punch a hole in the top and thread a string through for decoration hanging. 
Hands on a green background colouring in black and white decorated Easter egg templates

Step 3: Colouring the Egg Panels

Provide each student with 1 set (4 pages) of Easter Egg Bauble designs. Encourage your students to slow down, be mindful and focus when colouring. Capture their imagination by inviting them to create gradients and patterns using dots & stripes with a variety of Faber-Castell colour pencils, crayons and Connector Pens. Foster a relaxed & calm artistic experience to let their creativity shine.

Hands on a green background using Faber-Castell Classic School Scissors to cut out coloured in black and white Easter egg templates

Step 4: Cutting Out

Using scissors, instruct your students to carefully cut around the outside of the egg panels.
Hands on a green background holding a 3D Easter egg decoration comprised of many coloured in & folded decorated panels

Step 5: Creating the Egg

Instruct your students to fold each of their eggs panels in half, lengthways, so that the coloured design is on the inside. To start, put glue on the blank back of one half of the folded egg panels. Carefully line it up with a different panel, press them together until they stick, and secure with paperclips top and bottom while it dries. Make sure they cover the entire panel side with glue for better adhesion and to create stronger bonds. Repeat this process with the other panels until all are stuck together, creating a 3D egg. Leave in a safe place to dry.
Hands on a green background threading a gold string through a 3D egg decoration made of several patterned cardboard pieces

Step 6: Adding String

Once the egg is completely dry, help your students punch a hole in the top and have them tie a looped string through the hole. Now their beautiful eggs are complete and are ready for adding Easter charm to any room! 

Terrific Tip

Create the ultimate Easter parade experience by hanging your students’ eggs all over the classroom and parade space!